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Database Information System (DBIS) with around 3,000 databases on all areas of specialisation (for articles, biographies, statistics, images, maps, newspapers, encyclopaedias, etc.): Please determine which database is relevant for your topic/ your search. Out of the total offer, 2,400 databases are freely accessible and 600 are accessible with the BSB identification code.

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Catalogue OPACplus

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Books

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Journals

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Newspapers

OPACplus

BSB Catalogue with media of all types belonging to the collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, sheet music, manuscripts or electronic media such as e-books, e-journals or databases  |  Articles & More, predominantly containing articles from e-journals and databases  |  Union Catalogue, predominantly with collections of libraries in Munich and Bavaria (with order option via interlibrary loan)

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Books

Gateway Bayern

Library and union catalogues and articles databases can be queried at the same time. The data are from the "B3Kat" (joint union catalogue of Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg), the licensed Primo-Central-Index, the "Bayerische Bibliographie", the "VD 16" and "VD 17" catalogues. Search tips

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Journals

Zeitschriftendatenbank

The largest database of the world for periodicals, newspapers, etc., with 1.8 million title entries in all languages and 16 million holdings records of German and Austrian libraries.

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Newspapers

Zeitschriftendatenbank

The largest database of the world for periodicals, newspapers, etc., with 1.8 million title entries in all languages and 16 million holdings records of German and Austrian libraries.

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Images

Bildarchiv

The Image Archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has entries of over 220,000 individual images (around 150,000 together with the digitized image): Portraits from the 16th to the 20th century, views of cities and locations (particularly in Bavaria), historical photographs, etc.

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Newspapers

digiPress

The newspaper portal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek currently offers access to around 1,000 digitized historical newspapers. The portal is expanded successively (it is intended to integrate predominantly Bavarian newspapers from the holdings of the BSB). digiPress help | E-tutorial

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Newspapers

Süddeutsche Zeitung

The issues of the Süddeutsche daily newspaper for Germany, Bavaria and Munich, including the issues for the individual administrative districts as of 1992, the supplement SZ-Magazin as of 1999, etc. BSB identification code required. FAQ and help

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Maps

IKAR - Printed Maps before 1850

World maps and street plans of cities all around the world, topographic and topical maps, atlases, panoramas, bird's eye view maps, facsimiles and electronic resources, etc. – 265,000 publications with around 273,000 holdings records of the participating libraries. Read more...

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Manuscripts

OPACplus/ BSB Catalogue – Manuscripts

The BSB Catalogue with the type of media "manuscripts" being preset: In the online catalogue new acquisitions as of 2009 and all digitized manuscripts are registered, in addition also the total holdings of codex manuscripts and personal papers. Help

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Manuscripts

Digital Collections – Manuscripts

Already digitized collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: medieval and modern-age manuscripts from all over the world, letters and autographs, music manuscripts.

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Manuscripts

Forschungsdokumentation Handschriften

References for secondary literature on manuscripts (90% of entries), personal papers, autographs, rare and valuable printed books (no music materials). Read more...

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Manuscripts

Manuscripta Mediaevalia

Data on over 90,000 Occidental manuscripts and manuscript fragments available primarily at German libraries.

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Manuscripts

Datenbank-Infosystem – Handschriftenkunde

Database Information System with the subject area "codicology" being preset: The databases relevant for your search can be selected from the overview. The databases can partly be accessed freely, and partly only with the BSB identification code.

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Manuscripts

BSB-CodIcon Online

Catalogue of the manuscripts of the collection group "Codices iconographici" – illuminated manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek from the 15th to the 20th century – with the extended field of architectural manuscripts ArchIcon (under construction). Read more...

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Images

BSB-CodIcon Online

Catalogue of the manuscripts of the collection group "Codices iconographici" – illuminated manuscripts of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek from the 15th to the 20th century – with the extended field of architectural manuscripts ArchIcon (under construction). Read more...

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Manuscripts

Kalliope

National reference tool for personal papers, autographs and archives of publishing houses with individual entries from almost 450 institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany and from further registers of collections and personal estates. Read more...

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Manuscripts

Digital Collections – Modern papers/ autographs

Holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek that have already been digitized: Personal papers and autographs of famous persons.

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Maps

OPACplus/ BSB Catalogue – Maps

BSB catalogue with the media type "maps" being preset.

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Archives

Verzeichnis der Mikroformen

Overview of the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek of materials on microfilm, predominantly US, British and Russian files on the history of the German-language countries, France, Italy and East Europe and on the history of the two world wars.

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Articles

OPACplus/ Aufsätze & mehr

"Articles & more" offers entries of articles from all fields of specialisation – from numerous (specialist) databases and e-journals, etc. – which can be queried simultaneously via a comprehensive index (Primo Central).

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Books

Schrettinger Catalogue

The "Alphabetischer Realkatalog", alphabetical classified catalogue (1501 – 1856), the oldest large alphabetical subject catalogue of the world, with around 84,000 titles from the old stocks of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (articles as well). The catalogue takes account of the subjects of historical science, philosophy, mathematics, sciences and medicine in particular. Register

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Books

ARK-Online

Register of the alphabetical subject catalogue 1501 – 1952: The subject catalogue is subdivided into three parts, a topographic part, a historical part and an art catalogue. On the subject of Bavaria, also articles were registered from 1916 to 1952.

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Journals

Electronic Journals Library – Bavarica

Overview of journals relevant for Bavaria included in the Electronic Journals Library: The spectrum of topics goes from history to medicine and on to sciences. BSB identification code required for titles marked in yellow and yellow-red. Read more...

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Databases

Datenbank-Infosystem – Bavarica

Overview "Bavarica" (works from and about Bavaria) in the Database Information System: The scope of topics ranges from digital maps to databases specializing in jurisprudence or newspapers, up to sources from the fields of history and cultural studies. Most databases can be accessed freely, and partly only with the BSB identification code.

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Articles

Bayerische Bibliographie

With over 750,000 titles and an annual increase by over 23,000 titles, the Bavarian Bibliography is the most important search tool for literature about Bavaria. Read more...

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Maps

Ortsdatenbank

The Location Database includes over 90,000 objects, among them the 42,000 officially named places in Bavaria, around 10,000 not officially named places, historically and currently existing municipalities and administrative districts and regions. In addition, the database encompasses waters, forests and mountains. Read more...

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Books

Bavarica Full Texts

Around 40,000 retro-digitized works from the holdings relevant for Bavaria can be searched in the full-text format (predominantly from the classification mark groups of Bavarica, political journals, State Theatre and the library of the Bavarian Mining-, Smeltery- and Salt Works). Read more...

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